The bulls are in control as stock markets in Europe and the US are showing strong gains.
Once again, the mood on Wall Street is setting the tone for Europe as the impressive rebound in US stocks are helping equities on this side of the Atlantic.
Volatility is low in the markets as the US marks Juneteenth. The New York Stock Exchange remains closed, and in turn that has prompted traders in other parts of the world to wait on the side-lines.
Volatility in equity markets has faded following the flurry of central bank meetings this week.
It is a bloodbath for stock markets as recession fears have prompted traders to cut and run. In a bid to try and push inflation down, the Federal Reserve lifted interest rates by 0.75% last night – it was the largest hike since 1994 – the drastic move speaks to the severity of the situation.
Stock markets have rebounded from the brutal losses that were witnessed yesterday as government bond yields have cooled a touch.
Fears about highs levels of inflation and the prospect of further interest rate hikes are doing the rounds.
The mood in the markets is a little downbeat as worries about a cost-of-living crisis are still doing the rounds.
The mood in equity markets is upbeat following last night’s update from the Federal Reserve. Earlier this month the US central bank hiked interest rates by 50 basis points – meeting forecasts – and last night the minutes from that meeting were released.
Traders are a little optimistic ahead of the release of the minutes from the recent Federal Reserve meeting, where rates were hiked by 0.5%.
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